HERBAL remedy Echinacea is infallible when used against malevolent wraiths trapped between this world and the next, according to new research.
Just two droplets within a chalk circle can destroy evil and terrifying spirits up to and including level four on the Breville-Hawkins Ghostometer.
The Institute for Studies conducted a series of rigorous tests at creepy locations, including old mental hospitals and banks built on plague pits, where demonic things were known to be present.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “This is an invaluable tool for fighting the forces of darkness.
“Scientifically speaking, the echinacea contains millions of teeny little angels, called kelphers. Their tiny, smiling faces and flapping gossamer wings are clearly visible under a good microscope.
“In the presence of an evil entity, like for example the ghost of a medieval monk who liked to drink children’s blood, the kelphers will fly at the spirit and attach themselves to its sinuses, causing instant blockage and subsequent retreat.
“It’s really quite remarkable.”
Mother-of-two Nikki Hollis said: “This just confirms my belief that traditional exorcism simply doesn’t work. It’s just a big money-making industry for priests.
“My eldest was possessed by the spirit of a disgruntled Hopi Indian chief last spring. I put a few drops of echinacea on his pillow and the writhing and speaking in tongues had stopped within a week.
“He still wants a tomahawk for Christmas, but overall I’d give it eight out of 10.”